Happy 20th Birthday to BSB Solicitors

The outlook wasn’t looking great for criminal legal aid in early  2002 when four solicitors with an average age of approximately 34 decided to open their own criminal defence firm, six years had passed since the last increase in legal aid rates, but little did any of us now that in the week of our … Continued

Paralegal role available

We are seeking to employ a paralegal to join our busy team immediately. More than a passing interest in criminal law is essential to work on both legal aid and privately funded cases. The role would suit a law graduate looking to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister either pre or post professional … Continued

Bill Nash

  We are sorry to share the sad news that Bill Nash, who many will know passed away on Monday 27th December. He was well known across London’s Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts as a fearless advocate always happy to offer his advice and counsel to a junior lawyers. Sadly for Bill his aim of … Continued

BSB solicitors behind challenge to e scooter laws

  Two years ago we commissioned a survey which unveiled the lack of  awareness of the laws surrounding these scooters In recent months fines and penalty  points have been issued to hundreds  of e-scooter riders have been stopped by police in recent months as they look for safe socially distanced and climate friendly ways to … Continued

We have moved

We are pleased to announce that we have moved to 2 John Street WC1N 2ES The new premises takes us into the heart of legal London and with easy access to various transfer links at Kings Cross, Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane. We operate a Covid regime and look forward to being able to … Continued

Crime reforms or window dressing ?

The government has announced that there will be new legislation designed to cut “crime and build safer communities”. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is intended to give the police “the powers and tools they need to protect themselves and the public”. The measures include: Positions of trust – existing legislation will be widened to include … Continued

Prosecution of RAF pilot halted

Chloe Hingley of BSB Solicitors, instructing Chris Hamlet of 23 Essex street, successfully defended an RAF pilot accused of being unfit to fly through drink. The officer was further accused of failing to discharge his duty to ensure other members of the aircraft were not suffering from excess alcohol. The aircraft was due leave RAF … Continued

The new Lockdown

Lockdown 2 A new lockdown is in force across England from midnight on 5th November 2020 for 28 days. The new laws are intended to dampen down the spread of Covid19 and ensure that the National Health Service is not overwhelmed due to demand breaching its operational capacity. What can I still do? You can … Continued

Right to family life prevents extradition to Belgium

Westminster Magistrates’ Court has refused to extradite a woman to Belgium to face offences pertaining to fraud and bankruptcy. Represented by Chloe Hingley, Consultant Solicitor at BSB Solicitors, and Saoirse Townshend, Barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, the Requested Person, and her partner, were each arrested on two European Arrest Warrants for ten offences. It was … Continued

Will Coronavirus Be a ‘Get out of Jail’ Card?

Before a pprosecution is commenced, the Crown Prosecution Service must apply two distinct tests. The first is whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction; If not, the case does not proceed further. If there is sufficient evidence, the second question must be answered, namely whether a prosecution is in the … Continued

Lockdown boredom could lead to a knock at the door

At the time of posting this, we are still in the early stages of social isolation and moderate lockdown. We are still finding ways to occupy our time through the various social media platforms and communication but that will soon lead to boredom. With extra time on their hands and confined to their homes, many … Continued